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Petra Schleich becomes Verafirm Certified Professionalby ckb

Posted in: Allgemein

Petra Schleich has successfully completed Verafirm’s SAM Advantage (1) course and accompanying assessment to demonstrate her mastery of processes required to implement ISO/IEC 19770-1 aligned SAM programs, have established expertise in working across multiple software platforms, and exhibit a strong understanding of the business and technical issues facing organizations. Issued

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IBM License Metric Tool: To Flex(Net) Or Not to Flex(Net)?by ps

Posted in: Advisory

Since Flexera announced that its SAM-Tool is accepted by IBM as an alternative to ILMT (IBM License Metric Tool) in regard to SubCap-Licensing, there has been a lot of excitement around the Software Asset Management community. The news sounded tempting, especially to those who, on a daily basis, have to

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ckb GmbH: New Regional Office in Stuttgartby ckb

Posted in: Allgemein

According to a recent study of the BSA, 39% of software installed on computers around the world in 2015 is not properly licensed(1). In Germany it is the share of 22% of overall software which runs unlicensed and which amounts to 1,5 billion Euro, the BSA-study points out. Although in

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Zombie Servers – IT Asset Management and the Undead Perilby ps

Posted in: Advisory

Who is afraid of the zombies? No one? Not really. At least IT Asset Management around the world gets quite agitated when it comes to zombies in their IT-infrastructure. Why is that? Because comatose servers or so-called zombie servers are doing nothing but burning money. According to an article in

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SAM Mantraby ckb

Posted in: Advisory, Services

I do not install what I do not use. I do not install what I have not licensed. I do not use what I have not licensed. I do not think that the SAM manager is an idiot.   I do not license what is not in use. I do

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Data Master or Master of Disaster?by ps

Posted in: Advisory

Data management is the core of any Software asset management. The equation is clear: High-end data ensures high-end decisions, not only in SAM.  If SAM data does not satisfy some data quality criteria, decision making in SAM resembles more an heuristic approach to problem solving: practical and sufficient to ease

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Migrating Windows Server 2003 Can Save Your IT-Securityby ps

Posted in: Advisory

Ten years are enough. On 14th of July 2015 we have to wave Windows Server 2003 good-bye. Reason: End of Extended Support. Being the Windows XP of the server-world makes the farewell for millions of users still hard. But having no migration plan yet is putting your IT-security seriously at

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